DocsTeach is a phenomenal primary source resource for educators. This amazing website has been around for 5 years an has had over 10 million page views. This is a lot compared to many primary source websites! The best thing about DocsTeach, is their future readiness. This post will outline what they are doing to prepare for the future!



This tool allows you to teach through docs like no other resource. Any and all activities are built around primary sources which makes everything you do educationally worth your time. Students will find themselves immersed in audio recordings, documents, or videos and be guided through the educational tools. They will leave the experience thinking like a historian.

The new year promises a new face for DocsTeach. It will...
  • Be mobile and on any device
  • Add a grade level filter. You can search by: era, historical thinking skill, and activity type, and soon grade
  • Add resources and activities will be able to be favorited and organized for sharing or later use
  • Transcripts will be added for primary sources, allowing students a look at the true doc
  • One click downloading and video embedding will be fundamental changes to the website
  • Include sources from your own collection. They are opening the doors outside of the national archives to create an "ancestry tree" type of collaborative website